Discover the countryside and 2 legendary castles of Transylvania on a full-day tour from Bucharest. Visit Dracula’s castle, and explore the Saxon, Turkish, Hungarian and Romanian influence on the region with an expert guide.
What to Expect
Home to one of the most famous counts in literary history, Transylvania is a must-see destination on any visit to Romania. On this full-day tour from Bucharest you will visit the historic region exploring the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian.
Depart from the Romanian Athenaeum on Revolution Square at 08:00 am and head to the historic region, bounded to the east and south by the dramatic Carpathian Mountains.
Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Biblical Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peleș Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia.
A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated with the real Vlad the Impaler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire Count Dracula.
The afternoon section of the tour also includes a short walk in Brasov, where you will get to sightsee the medieval town, one of the largest in Romania. Tour the historic streets and take in sights such as the Council Square, Black Tower and Black Church to get an idea what a typical old Transylvanian city looked like.
At the end of the day, take in the gorgeous mountain scenery as we drive you back to Bucharest for a drop off back at Revolution Square at around 20:00.
- Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or bus
- English-speaking guide services
- Entrance fees for Peles Castle (Standard Tour - Ground Floor) and Dracula's Castle
Meeting point in Bucharest: Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square)
What to Remember
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 years of age.*
• This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities*
• Between 16 September and 15 May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between 16 May and 17 September, Peles castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between 30 October and 30 November 2015, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica: Pelisor Castle
• During official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual and the return could be later than scheduled (around 21:00 – 22:00)
*In these cases it is advisable to book a private tour, which features the same itinerary.